Predictive coding: It's not just for discovery anymore

The tools can be used in many other ways, and law departments would be wise to start considering them

If you attended LegalTech in April, you certainly noticed the great number of vendors offering “predictive coding,” typically as part of a “technology assisted review” process intended to reduce the time and cost required for document review.

What is predictive coding? In simplified terms, predictive coding is a technology-based workflow that allows a computer application to “read” and sort or organize electronic documents. In a typical workflow, human reviewers code a limited number of random documents, and the technology applies those decisions to a much larger document set based upon patterns of relevance. Human reviewers then spot check the coded documents, creating a feedback loop that improves results.

Brad Blickstein

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